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KILCUMMIN LAUNCHES LIFE-SAVING NETWORK

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THE ribbons were last week cut on the three newly installed Public Access Defibrillators in the Kilcummin Parish, in Coolick and Anabla National Schools and at the village’s post office.
The hard-working members of Kilcummin Defibrillator Group, consisting of William Fleming, Derek O Leary, Sheila O’Connor, Johnny Guerin and Senator Maire Moloney have been busy fundraising over the last nine months and with the support of the local community and the Killarney Credit Union, they have purchased and erected the 3 units in prominent locations in the Kilcummin locality.
“We are delighted to have three units erected in such a short space of time,” said William Fleming. “We imagined it would take longer to fund raise the amount of money required, but it seems the people of Kilcummin understand the importance of having these life saving devices available and have supported us in a manner that sees the three units in place.”
Derek O’Leary, another member of the group and who is well known and involved in many of the existing defibrillator groups and CPR training initiatives in Kerry, also pointed out the training sessions organised to support the use of the defibrillators.
“We have arranged two dates to facilitate the community in learning the skills of CPR and defibrillator use. Thursday the 9th of June at 7.30pm and Saturday the 18th of June at 9.30am are the dates scheduled for the training and both courses will be held in the Kilcummin GAA Club House. We hope that we will have a large turnout on both dates and at a cost of just €10 per person, its great value for this 2 hour Irish Heart Foundation course that could help save a persons life”.
“We are encouraging everyone in Kilcummin to make themselves aware of the locations of the units which are located on Coolick and Anabla national schools and Kilcummin Post Office. The first 10 minutes of a cardiac event are critical and to be prepared is a huge part of a positive outcome. These units are available for use by the general public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year,” said Derek.

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Training day for junior rowers

By Michelle Crean Junior members of Muckross Rowing Club were delighted to take part in a training day recently to fine tune their skills for upcoming events. Beginner to Junior 18 members competed in 19 races. The 500m sprints were held in octuples, quads and doubles. “Taking part in this sprint regatta will help Junior […]

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By Michelle Crean

Junior members of Muckross Rowing Club were delighted to take part in a training day recently to fine tune their skills for upcoming events.

Beginner to Junior 18 members competed in 19 races. The 500m sprints were held in octuples, quads and doubles.

“Taking part in this sprint regatta will help Junior Members prepare for upcoming regattas which are hoped to take place this summer,” Shóna O’Sullivan said.

“Those racing were cheered on by their fellow team mates at the Garden Quays. The races were exciting to watch, especially the races that ended in a photo finish.”

The competitors refuelled with a barbecue cooked by Bernie and Seamus O’Sullivan, she added.

“Thanks to Bernie, Seamus, all coaches and committee members that helped this training session run successfully in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines.”

On the same day Seán Daly Chairperson of Muckross Rowing Club presented Jane and Lila Ryan with Honorary Associated Membership for their generous contribution of €500 to the club.

“Our rowing club are extremely grateful for their generosity.”

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Hike up Strickeen Mountain for air ambulance

  Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance. The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab. It […]

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Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance.

The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab.

It is expected that the 7.5km hike will take around three hours to complete and participants will benefit from the expertise of Krzysztof for a minimum donation €10 per person or €20 per family.

Strickeen Mountain is the eastern most peak of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and the hike will start from the Gap of Dunloe at 11am on the day.

As an added bonus fruit and water, donated by local supermarkets including Lidl, Aldi and Daly’s SuperValu, will be provided. The first 20 to register will receive a limited edition Irish Community Air Ambulance face covering snood.

“This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has never climbed this mountain, but wants to do it with the help of an experienced guide,” Donie Lucey, who is one of the Irish Community Air Ambulance’s chief fundraisers, said.

Further details are available from Donie on 086 854 5873 or from Krzysztof on 087 7589697 after 6pm.

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Golf club launches Summer Series competition

By Sean Moriarty Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality. The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer. Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality.

The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer.

Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at the famed Killeen course this coming Wednesday (June 23). This series will continue every Wednesday for eight weeks and top five scorers on each date will qualify for a Grand Final which is scheduled for Sunday, August 22.

“We are delighted to launch the ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series. This is a singles stableford event taking place on the Irish Open course, Killeen,” said the club’s marketing manager Meg Dalton. “With over €8,000 worth of prizes to be won, this is an event not to be missed. The first opportunity to qualify for the grand final is Wednesday.”

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